Tuesday 27 July 1915 – We Lost 161

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Harold Phillip James Childs

Harold Phillip James Childs

Submarine E16 sinks the German torpedo boat V188 in the North Sea.

Today’s losses include:

  • The amateur middleweight boxing champion of New Zealand
  • Two brothers killed together by the same shell
  • A man whose brother will die on service of pneumonia next year

 Today’s highlighted casualties are:

  •  Captain Guy William Hopton (Berkshire Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 34. His brother will die in Alexandria of pneumonia next March.
  • Brothers and Privates Clarence, 22, and Percy Linnell, 19, are killed by the same shell while serving with the Lincolnshire Regiment.
  • Private Harold Phillip James Childs (Otago Infantry) dies of enteric fever on Gallipoli. He is the amateur middleweight boxing champion of New Zealand.